"Trumpeter Alison Balsom's bold and brilliant playing engenders a fresh-eared listening of the warhorse Haydn concerto. Balsom's robust phrasing combined with a confidence that never turns cocky reminds us of the trumpet's history in battle and regalia. But it's not all fanfare and bluster as Balsom produces beautiful, round tone throughout the range, even in the instrument's challenging low notes. There's also much warmth and feeling in her playing...The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen provides bracing and lively accompaniment under Thomas Klug's leadership, something you can easily hear as EMI's vivid recording places Balsom in a natural-sounding perspective with the orchestra. There's plenty to enjoy here--certainly for trumpetRead more aficionados, but those who just enjoy great music making will be pleased as well."
--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com Reviewing original release Read less
Works on This Recording
Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, H 7e no 1by Franz Joseph Haydn
Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
Period: Classical Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria Length: 14 Minutes 43 Secs.
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe:I: Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe:I: Andante
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe:I: Finale. Allegro